Clive Efford MP

Clive Efford - A Strong Voice for Eltham and Plumstead

Back the Bill


UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Government prevented my bill moving forward. However, I will continue to fight to save our NHS. If you would like to register your support for a properly funded NHS and to keep updated on the campaign, please enter your details below.

I am delighted that my Bill to halt the privatisation of our health service passed its second reading in Parliament by 241 to 18. It is astonishing that the Tories could only muster a handful of MPs to support their disastrous 2012 Act which forces competition in the NHS.

The Labour Party created the NHS and my Bill will protect it from competition from private companies, to exempt it from any Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement and to ensure that we prioritise patients not profit.

But our fight isn't over.  I have written to William Hague to demand that the Government take the Bill straight to Committee and do not use delay tactics to try to stall its passage through Parliament.

We have seen the impact that the Government’s privatisation agenda has had on our NHS – longer waiting times, fewer frontline staff and millions being spent on accountants and lawyers rather than patients - and the Liberal Democrats have gone along with it.

It is simple; we will not stand for this and my Bill just signals the start. A Labour Government would repeal the toxic Health and Social Care Act and ensure that we put patients back where they belong – at the heart of our NHS.

We still need your help to keep the pressure on the Government.  Please register your support for Clive's demands that the Government respect the will of Parliament and not delay its passage through Parliament.

Goal: 822 signatures

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NHS is our free of charge precious right!
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Stop Europeans abusing our nhs then support the doctors and nurses
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i feel there needs to be big changes made to the nhs some hospitals are in appling states we need to clean them up big time bring back the matrons im scared to go to hospital beause they are so dirty i also feel there are to many people using the NHS which the hospitals and doctors are finding hard to maintain and if we dont sort it out soon it will get increasely worse and i dont want to loose our NHS x
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It’s obvious that the Labour Party should defend the NHS from the creeping privatization that this unelected government introduced. Even Tory voters oppose NHS privatization. It was an outrage that Cameron, Clegg, et al. introduced NHS privatization when they had no electoral mandate to do so, and when Cameron in particular had given pre-election assurances that he wouldn’t damage the NHS. It is another outrage that the Coalition Government is trying to block Clive Efford’s bill now, despite widespread popular support.
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@masonicbuddha tweeted link to this page. 2014-12-19 21:29:03 +0000
Sign the petition: Back @CliveEfford's Bill to save the NHS
signed 2014-12-19 21:27:58 +0000
I will vote Labour on this single issue. The NHS is our jewel. The bastards have sold everything else, now they’ve got their greedy gaze on the last remaining reason to be proud of being British.
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We’ve just sadly lost our Dad to cancer on 15/12/14 and the pressure that A&E was under in the last week of his life was unbearable for all of us but especially for Dad after spending over 20 hours in A&E waiting for a bed after arriving by ambulance with DVT. The final ward he was in for 4 1/2 days and his medication wasn’t administered because they’d run out and forgot to restock twice, he sadly already had a Stoma bag replacing his bladder and they didn’t change this because they didn’t know how to or where their supply was, so after repeated requests from Dad and us for it to be cleaned and changed they fashioned one with tape with its outlet tap on the dirty floor. Apart from the Occupational therapist and a nurse who repositioned Dads head after he had died no one used gloves within the ward patient to patient regardless of the duty they were performing…. It was a disgusting contrast to the Urology team at Guys under the amazing Mr Khan and Mrs Margaret Northover who was the Senior Stoma nurse in charge of the Stoma team. The two hospitals were both part of Kings but unfortunately for Dad they were ‘poles apart’ in terms of procedure and quality of caring and knowledgable staff!

This has to stop now we cannot put lives at risk both of the patients and the nursing teams under increasing pressure day by day it almost appears to be a deliberate act to cripple the NHS into submission so that the Current leaders of Government see yet another part of our once great country bullied into Privitisation.
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The N.H.S. needs a good sort out but it has been neglected by successive Governments and now needs greater support. Privatisation must not be allowed to control it.
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This is totally outrageous if they are even thinking on privatising the NHS
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